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Education for thinking

Author: Deanna Kuhn
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing insights from research in developmental psychology to pedagogy, Deanna Kuhn maintains that inquiry and argument should be at the center of a "thinking curriculum"--a curriculum that makes sense to students as well as to teachers and develops the skills and values needed for lifelong learning. We have only a brief window of opportunity in children's lives to gain (or lose) their trust that the things we ask  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deanna Kuhn
ISBN: 0674019067 9780674019065 9780674027459 0674027450
OCLC Number: 718554515
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Introduction Why go to school? --
What are we doing here? --
II. Inquiry --
Learning to learn --
The skills of inquiry --
Developing inquiry skills --
III. Argument --
Why argue? --
The skills of argument --
Developing argument skills --
IV. Conclusions --
Becoming educated --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Deanna Kuhn.

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